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Community Living Counsellor - Day Supports Rover

Job No: VOC18489
Location: North Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey

About Us

The Community Living Society (CLS) is an innovative, non-profit organization who since 1978 has been dedicated to supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities live full, productive and meaningful lives.  We are leaders in providing quality Person Centred support through our residential, individualized and community based supports so that people can reach their greatest potential. We have over 500 employees and work with over 400 individuals throughout the Lower Mainland.

About the Opportunity

Your role as a support worker will be providing support and actively engaging several supported individuals across several locations (North Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey) to live a fulfilling and increasingly independent life. You are a motivated and outgoing person with a passion to for person-centered supports. This means you could be helping an individual to discover more of their community, learn new life-skills, find employment and more. Some of your duties can include:

• Providing individuals support with various life goals
• Home support duties (including, but not limited to personal care, bathing, bathroom support, meal preparation and light housekeeping)
• Community outings (including, but not limited to volunteering, paid employment and leisure activities)
• Maintaining records of daily activities and goal progression

About You

Your experience in providing sound, consistent and caring support to adults with developmental disabilities coupled with your leadership and management skills will enable you to flourish in this role. You are motivated by enabling individuals in achieving greater success in certain areas of their lives by providing skills and opportunities to develop, participate in their community, take part in community activities, obtain volunteer or paid employment and learn tasks of daily living. You will also meet other unique support needs including personal care.

Additionally, you have the following requirements:


  • Capable of maneuvering and supporting individuals in wheelchairs
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Clear criminal record (paid by CLS)
  • Valid Class  5 driver's license
  • Clean driver's abstract
  • Comfortable navigating transit system


  • Class 5 drivers license
  • Clean driver's abstract
  • Prior paid or volunteer experience
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training
  • Mandt System®
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Knowledge of Person Centered Active Supports

Our Commitment to You

We make significant investments in our people, which is why we take great care to hire those who we believe will thrive at CLS. Our progressive and unique culture sets us apart and provides:

  • Various internal leadership and development opportunities
  • Interesting and relevant training opportunities
  • Meaningful rewards and recognition

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-2:30PM

Wage:  Starting at $20.15 per hour + $1.00 skill premium | $1.00 atop of current wage for internal applicants

Special Requirements: Must be able to push a wheelchair everyday. Comfortable assisting with full personal care. Comfortable in community and riding transit. 


We at Community Living Society celebrate and embrace diversity as an integral part of our organization. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to be an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment for both our employees and supported individuals alike, ensuring everyone feels valued and respected.  

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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